Dean Pompa

Dec
5

Be Not Afraid!

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December 2015 “Fear is the Devil’s dance floor”, and oh what a dance he is having. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord, have mercy. Fortunately Advent is knocking on our door. We can be reminded of Who we are and Whose we are as we meet again that refugee child who would ... Continue

Aug
30

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile

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September 2015 I cannot encourage you enough who might be reading this to be part of a most important weekend in our congregational life! Saturday October 10th from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Sayre Hall, we will begin a conversation designed to take measure of Who we are, How God has gifted ... Continue

Mar
27

Easter

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April 2015 I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had treasure in it. I realize now that I must give all that I have to possess it. Life is not hurrying on ... Continue

Mar
4

Stranded: Powerlessness, Discovery, and a Pilgrim’s heart

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March 2015 It’s my honor to serve as a member of the board of trustees of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. This service helps me fulfill my ordination vow to serve the broader Church; it keeps me connected to the growing complexity and challenges of the Church as we prepare ... Continue

Jan
30

Consumer or Disciple?

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February 2015 “The Church is the only organization in the world that exists solely for the benefit of its non-members”. William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1942-44 The Vestry of the Cathedral is studying together a book about Church leadership and mission entitled “Cultivating the Missional Church”. This book, written by Randolph C. Ferebee, ... Continue

Dec
30

Christ Child’s Lullaby

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January 2015 My love my pride my treasure oh My wonder new and pleasure oh My son, my beauty ever you Who am I to bear you here? Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia This hymn was written by Father Ranald Rankin in about 1855 and is sung at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve on Barra, South Uist and ... Continue

Dec
2

What do you want to hear?

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December 2014 (wow) What do you want to hear from your Priest? I have been writing articles like this one now for almost 25 years. I have written poetry. I have told stories. I have quoted scripture. I have written of institutional challenges, I pray I have offered words of encouragement. Like sermons ... Continue

Nov
1

Eyes Up

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November 2014 But I said, “I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.” he says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the ... Continue

Oct
2

Living The Story

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October 2014 Cathedral Church of the Nativity Living the Story as a: Welcoming Haven Caring Community Nurturing space for children and youth Congregation committed to serving A dedicated and prayerful group of folk with many of your feedback remind us of our core values with this message we seek to share! The story of Christ is born ... Continue